Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
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One of Keen’s lifestyle footwear, the Keen Elsa II Waterproof Quilted Ankle Cleat is designed for women and comes in US sizes 5 to 11, including half and full sizes in between. For the width, it is only available in a B - Medium profile.
This pair of ankle cleats utilize four sets of metal D-rings for the lacing system which helps users quickly tighten or loosen the fit as needed. The collar and tongue are lightly padded to deliver a comfortable in-shoe experience and contribute to the snug fit.
Don’t let the burly style of the Keen Elsa II Waterproof Quilted Ankle Cleat intimidate you as it can be quite versatile. Pair this ankle cleath with skinny jeans or tights matched with a fit crew-neck shirt, topped with a fluffy jacket or an oversized coat. You can also opt for cuffed relaxed fit jeans and a pullover. And if you're feeling edgy or want to break fashion rules, wear a maxi dress and a coat with these mid-top sneakers.
Engineered to keep feet warm and cozy during cold weathers, the Elsa II Waterproof Quilted Ankle Cleat features the 200g KEEN.Warm insulation. The exterior of the footwear is made of environmentally-preferred premium full-grain leather that is sealed at the seams to ensure that the interior is kept dry. The inside is lined with breathable mesh that has been treated with Cleansport NXT to prevent malodor formation.
The idea for Keen footwear came about after Martin Keen, the founder of the company, grew tired of constantly stubbing his toes while he was out sailing. He wanted a boat-shoe that provided protection for his toes but was still comfortable to wear on wet environments, thus the birth of the Keen Newport.
When the company moved its operations from Almeda, California to Portland, Oregon, the company expanded its offerings to cold weather footwear like the Keen Elsa II Waterproof Quilted Ankle Cleat. The brand currently offers a wide range of footgear for men, women, and kids for all sorts of weather and environments.
- Inside the Keen Elsa II Waterproof Quilted Ankle Cleat is a removable polyurethane (PU) insole that’s wrapped in fleece to enhance comfort and warmth.
- The heat-reflecting Strobel provides a thermal barrier between the foot and the ground.
- The outsole is made of vulcanized rubber which is durable and grippy even on wet surfaces yet leaves no marks on polished floors.